St. Patrick’s hosts Christmas Spectacular

Bay Ridge’s St. Patrick’s Church and its Catholic Academy held a glorious Yuletide celebration Dec. 13. It started with a concert in the school’s auditorium, where students from each grade sang traditional carols. Principal Kathleen Curatolo emceed the program.

Eagle Urban Media photos by Ted General

After the concert, the children, parents, friends and well-wishers packed Fourth Avenue, which was closed to traffic from 95th to 97th Street, to await the arrival of Jolly Old St. Nick. With Christmas music filling the air via a local DJ, Santa arrived in a white carriage drawn by two horses. The nighttime program concluded with a colorful fireworks display. The outdoor festivities were hosted by St. Patrick’s pastor, Rev. Brian Dowd, and Parochial Vicar Rev. Michael Falce.

Santa arrives in a horse-drawn carriage.

carols3Eagle Urban Media photos by Ted General


Fort Hamilton High School held a lively holiday concert and art show. The two-day event featured performances by the choruses, jazz band, orchestra, symphonic band and the award-winning marching band. Additionally, the art department displayed large panels of students’ work in the lobby. The program and show were directed by Assistant Principal and Maestro Thomas Oberle.


The Bay Ridge Historical Society will present a free Zoom session by guest authors Stuart Blumin and Glenn Altschuler on Wednesday, Dec. 21, at 7:30 p.m. They will discuss how the Town of New Utrecht, which included Yellow Hook (later Bay Ridge), evolved from a community of farms and summer homes to become part of the expanding metropolis of Greater New York. Blumin and Altschuler, who wrote “The Rise and Fall of Protestant Brooklyn,” will also talk about the denominations, history and extent of Protestant churches in this section of Brooklyn. 

FHHS jazz band1The Fort Hamilton jazz band rocks the stage.
Eagle Urban Media photos by Ted General

FHHS mixed chorusThe mixed chorus performs.

FHHS marching band2The marching band comes down the aisle.

FHHS marching band1The marching band comes down the aisle.

FHHS jazz band2The lead saxophonists take the spotlight.
Eagle Urban Media photos by Ted General


For all who celebrate the birth of Jesus, we wish you and your families a blessed Christmas filled with love, peace and happiness.

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By: Theodore W. General
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Published Date: Wed, 21 Dec 2022 09:31:38 +0000

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